SCDA is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice established in 1995. Principal, Chan Soo Khian was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Design Award, Singapore Designer of the Year and is part of the Panel of Designers for Poliform in Milan. He was also the recipient of the SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia, 2006. The practice was recognized as one of the Design Vanguard firms, redefining the Face of Architecture by Architectural Record USA in 2003. SCDA was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Worldwide Award for the Lincoln Modern in 2003 and One KL in 2012. The firm was also the recipient of nine Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award.
SCDA’s designs strive for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order. Architectural expressions are distilled to capture the spiritual essence of ‘place’. Its architecture and interiors are inspired by the cultural and climatic nuances of its context, integrating landscape, water features and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior. Spaces are often characterized by lush gardens, water courts and air wells, engendering a sensuous engagement with the elements. Projects display sensitivity to the inherent beauty of natural materials expressed through clarity in construction details and elemental architectural expression.
SCDA projects have set benchmark sales prices for high-end luxury level condominiums in Singapore. These include The Ladyhill, The Boulevard Residence, The Marq and Nassim Park Residences.